Well it’s been all about shopping and arranging all the missing parts and getting ready for assembly of late. The car came with boxes and boxes of parts, but there … Continue Reading Beetle, getting into that shopping list…
First task is to get the 66 ‘vert on its wheels – I’ve decided to use the 4×130 pattern and disk brakes all round – so despite the Pro Drag … Continue Reading Beetle, almost on its wheels…
She continues to throw little niggles in our direction, but is almost there. The a/c is sorted, interior all trimmed out and the ICE up and running, even a reversing … Continue Reading Testing times for the Jensen SRT8
Well that monster 4.8 engine and megasquirt has been in for some time and we’ve been waiting to get it on the dyno. Ramadan and Eid dragged that wait out, … Continue Reading Stuttering TVR
So, where do I start with this one. I certainly don’t need another car and I have more than enough projects on the go – albeit nearing completion, I promise! … Continue Reading The Bug (back) Story
A long with the Beetle ‘shell’ in the previous post, I also got a host of parts – almost a room full and this… looking more like the second shot! … Continue Reading Not just a Beetle
So first the good bit – here’s a short video of the Jensen I posted elsewhere – looking great isn’t she JSome great feedback from the local community – JACCK … Continue Reading Jensen – she’s a sensitive beast…
So there has been an elephant in the garage, looming over all the recent progress… it won’t shift and is stuck in limp mode. But this weekend we sorted it. … Continue Reading Jensen SRT – slaying the elephant in the room!
It may be slow, but it is progress. The guys are working on the car on Fridays in my garage, I think I’ve mentioned it before. We are getting there. … Continue Reading Slow visual progress on the Jensen SRT8 so here are a few detail pics
I never really mention my Ford Raptor in these posts, as it is just there in the background, doing the daily grind, taking the strain and of course lugging around … Continue Reading There goes the daily driver for a few weeks
and here it is up and running on the bench using the base maps from the Megasquirt MS2. 4.8 litres of mighty Rover V8, 96mm pistons, ported heads and valve … Continue Reading After all the trials and tribulations – the new TVR engine runs.
As per the title, nothing ever seems to fit the TVR, frustrating yes, but on deeper investigation usually my fault! I have a shiny new uprated water pump for the … Continue Reading Nothing ever fits the car that Jack built (TVR)…
There’ve been a few meet-ups recently, Friday mornings, coffee, the usual format. Here are some pics of a recent air-cooled one.
My friend Ben, always on the look out for another project for me, told me of a white Karmann Ghia he’d spotted by the side of the road. I’ve always … Continue Reading Karmann Ghia spotted… tempted
So whilst the guys have been working on the Jensen at my house, they mentioned they had loads of pictures. They’d originally documented it all but unfortunately deleted loads of … Continue Reading Throw-back pics for the Jensen SRT8
So the engine is out, it only went in for the megasquirt to be fitted, but as always one thing led to another. Whilst its out we checked and it … Continue Reading TVR – some exhausting work whilst waiting for engine parts.